3 of 4 defendants in deadly 2020 Columbus nightclub shooting plead guilty

Published: Jun. 15, 2023 at 6:04 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2023 at 10:18 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Three of four remaining defendants tied to the 2020 Foxy Lady Lounge parking lot shooting in Columbus entered a guilty plea this morning in Superior Court.

Victrez Thomas, Cecil Berguin and Jyquarious Varner all pleaded guilty to entering an auto. They were all facing felony murder charges in 40-year-old Samuel Devoid London’s death.

Court documents say police were called to the scene of the nightclub on Victory Drive around 2:15 p.m. and discovered London suffering from a gunshot wound.

London was taken to a local Columbus hospital, where he was later pronounced dead slightly after 3 a.m.

Each guilty-pleading defendant was sentenced to five years in prison.

Santonio WIlliams is the fourth lone defendant as he will not make a deal. He still faces felony murder and entering an auto charges.